"I genuinely want myself to achieve the best I can in financial, personal and professional wellness, which is the same that I want that for others. That’s actually what my entire business and my life is about." Lesley-Anne Scorgie

Lesley-Anne Scorgie

Women of Inspiration - Financial Wellness, Entrepreneurship Expert

Lesley-Anne Scorgie has a passion for personal finance was strong well before her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2001. What started all the fuss in the first place was when she took up teaching her high school business class about investing, much to her teacher’s surprise. This resulted in the local newspaper writing about her, which in turn triggered interest from the producers of the Oprah Winfrey show.

Since appearing on the show in 2001 called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth”, Lesley-Anne Scorgie has branched out as a bestselling author, renowned professional speaker, educator and popular columnist and television personality. Her area of expertise has also expanded into career navigation, entrepreneurship and women’s workplace equity and diversity issues. Lesley-Anne will bring the focus and insight you need to get on the right track towards financial and career independence

Today she is armed with her three books The Modern Couple’s Money Guide: 7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together (April 2016), Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich (April 2014), and Rich by Thirty: Your Guide to Financial Success (January 2007/2015). Lesley-Anne Scorgie owns and operates MeVest, a money school for Canadians offering one-on-one money coaching and employer programs.

In addition to being a guest of Oprah Winfrey, Lesley-Anne Scorgie has made numerous television appearances including CBC, Breakfast Television, The Social, Montel Williams, and MTV Live. Her financial articles have appeared in publications such as Metro News, Toronto Star, Men’s Health magazine, the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. Lesley-Anne has been a spokesperson for Government Savings Bonds and BMO Bank of Montreal. Lesley-Anne has a BComm from University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2011, Lesley-Anne Scorgie won Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 award and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

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Are visions of freedom, your own schedule and being your own boss still roaming through your head? There’s nothing like a healthy dose of entrepreneurial reality to put those delusions in check. Running a profitability business requires late nights, early mornings and most importantly a product or service that makes money.

The critical steps a business owner takes in his or her business must be rooted in margins and trends. Understand how to increase your profitability while recognizing and riding the waves of market trends. If you’re ready to make your business REALLY make money, Lesley-Anne will walk you through a step-by-step process to strengthen your brand, produce higher margins without squeezing quality and know when it’s time to shrink or expand.

The most successful entrepreneurs are masters of their money at home and in business. Arm yourself with the personal financial skills that every modern business owner needs to have it all. Join Lesley-Anne Scorgie as she inspires you to make savvy choices with your money, your personal life and career. When those three areas are strong, a great future can be built. Lesley-Anne will share her story of early financial and entrepreneurial success, including how she met the most influential woman in North America - Oprah Winfrey, and has published three bestselling books. She’ll show you how you can bank thousands of dollars every year beginning today, and start on the path towards long-term financial success for your personal life and business!

Specific learning outcomes are:


  • Financial behaviours to mimic and ones to avoid (this is where I introduce how wealthy people behave and why that allows them to keep their money growing - some investing principles will be introduced here)

  • Adding value to your personal brand and business (linking workplace and entrepreneurial behaviour to higher income levels)

  • Side-hustle and why it’s the key ingredient to getting a leg-up on your money (multiple sources of income)

Lesley-Ann speaks about her story and discusses not only the highs, but also the lows of her journey which led her to where she is today. Lesley-Anne teaches women on the importance of dealing with rejection in a positive light and the importance of perseverance through challenging situations and relationships. She encourages women to take advantage of the energy created when going through pitfalls and disappointments. She stresses the importance of self motivation and determination to achieve goals and aspirations. Lesley-Anne also teaches the importance of self love and self respect in order to get what we want. She offers strategies and insights on how to break through the glass ceiling and create the career, life and financial situation you always dreamed of.

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Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich

Whether you’re financially maxed-out or rolling in hundred-dollar bills, if you want to be rich, Well-Heeled is for you! As a financially independent young woman, you have the ability to determine the direction of your career and life-path, allowing you to reach your full financial potential. So if you’re ready to make more money, live debt free, and build a nest egg that can support an awesome future — one that’s designed by you and includes the splash, the chic, and the fun — check out Well-Heeled. In it, you will learn how to: live frugally without sacrificing life’s little indulgences; set a budget that enables you to have guilt-free fun; get out, and stay out, of debt; fight for your income; increase your savings, make savvy investment decisions just like the pros; and be financially smart in relationships. This guide will pump up your bank account and empower you to do and be whatever you want in life. Don’t wait for success to come calling – start today!

Rich by Thirty: Your Guide to Financial Success

Think you can’t be rich by thirty? Think again! The earlier you make savvy decisions with your finances, the more successful you can be because time is on your side. And you don’t need thousands of dollars of a hefty inheritance to get started. In fact, most young millionaires began by saving a few dollars each week – the cost of a bottle of water or drop-in fitness class. As a financially savvy young person, you will have the ability to choose the direction of your future rather than having to accept what life throws your way – and that’s valuable because having choices will help you create a happy life. If you’re ready to reach your financial potential, without sacrificing the best of what life has to offer, Rich by Thirty will show you how. In it you’ll learn to: Maximize the value of your education; Live a frugal and fun life; Become debt free fast; Budget for the things you need and want; Save and invest like an expert; And choose a great career. Forget about being broke! This guide will help you to grow your money and empower you to create an awesome, and affordable, future for yourself.

Modern Couple’s Money Guide: 7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together

Don’t let financial woes break the bank—or your heart! So you’ve met the love of your life and have settled down. Or perhaps you’re planning a splashy wedding, expecting your first child, or buying a chic house together. Life is fantabulous! The trick is keeping it that way. Money matters are the number one cause of separation and divorce in North America and you can avoid heartache by learning how to merge, manage, and grow your finances together. Bestselling author Lesley-Anne Scorgie helps couples build a powerful financial, personal, and professional foundation by following these seven steps to building wealth together: Get on the same page Scrap your emotions and sort out your accounts Curb overspending Get the hell out of debt Own the walls you live in Invest like a pro Design your money master plan Whether you’re rich, poor, or just getting by, The Modern Couple’s Money Guide will show you the key steps needed to reach your financial potential together.

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